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David W. Schilling, Sr.

1947 - 2014 PITTSFIELD David Wayne Schilling, Sr., 67, of Pittsfield, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Berkshire Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with serious health issues. Born in Pittsfield on June 5, 1947, the son of David B. and Vivian Martin Schilling. During his early years, he resided in Canaan, N.Y. He moved to Pittsfield at an early age, was educated in Pittsfield schools and graduated from Pittsfield High School. Mr. Schilling was employed by General Electric Company and its successors, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics, where he worked in the Receiving /Maintenance Mechanic Department. He retired in 2006 with 36 years service. Mr. Schilling was a member of the Flat Brook Baptist Church in Canaan. He belonged to the G.E. Quarter Century and Pensioners Clubs, and was a member of the Ralph J. Froio Senior Center and a longtime member of the Onota Fishing Club. He enjoyed working with his hands and enjoyed working on and maintaining his own cars. He was an automobile enthusiast who enjoyed vintage cars, attending car shows, and NASCAR, traveling to many NASCAR tracks, and every Saturday night could be found at Lebanon Valley Speedway. He also enjoyed deep-sea fishing and playing cards, and belonged to many pitch leagues. Mr. Schilling leaves his wife, the former Sherry A. Hunt, whom he married Aug. 26, 1967, in the First United Methodist Church. They would have celebrated 47 years of marriage this August. He is also survived by two sons, David W. Schilling, Jr., and his wife, Tina of Pittsfield, and Michael J. Schilling of Pittsfield; a daughter, Kellie J. Schilling of Pittsfield; three grandchildren, Ryan M. Schilling, Jenna A. Schilling, and Annaleise M. Schilling, who meant everything to him; a sister, Pamela Culver and her husband, James, of Pittsfield, and many nieces and nephews who were dear to his heart. He was predeceased by his brother, Billy Schillling. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service for David Wayne Schilling will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m., at DERY FUNERAL HOME with Dan Kelly of the Christian Harvest Center officiating. Calling hours will precede the service beginning at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The in care of the Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 5, 2014
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